Discovery Kids, the kids’ channel from Discovery India, has partnered with national broadcaster Doordarshan to inspire and entertain children across the country. As part of the understanding, starting July, select episodes of animated series, Little Singham, Kisna and Sheikh Chilli and Friendz, are being showcased on national broadcaster at 8 am on DD National, every day.
“Discovery Kids is committed towards bringing high-quality content for the little minds, which also keeps them inspired,” said Megha Tata, Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery. “We are sharing some of the most exciting Indian animation with Doordarshan to give another reason for children who don’t have access to Discovery Kids to stay at home even as the lockdown is over.”
Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati, said, “Over the last three months, we have showcased iconic programming to engage and entertain audiences even as the country braced with a pandemic. Discovery Kids’ programming on Doordarshan is another important chapter in this journey. I am grateful to Discovery for coming forward and sharing this content for the larger good of society.”
Little Singham, launched by Discovery Kids in collaboration with Rohit Shetty Picturez and Reliance Animation, is an animated adaptation of ‘Singham’, the supercop brand. It showcases the fun and thrilling adventures of a brave kid supercop with Lion powers as he defends his town, country and the world from bad guys, scary mutants and alien invasions.
Sheikh Chilli and Friendz, co-produced by Apsons Entertainment Pvt Ltd., revolves around the adventures of an innocent boy Sheikh Chilli and his friends of Jhunjhun Nagar. His heart in the right place, but his plans and actions are a source of humour as well as trouble for his friends. Kisna, co-produced by Cosmos Maya, is a story of an adventurous and amusing young boy from Anandnagri and his adversary the wicked Raja Durjan of Andhernagri. Using his superpowers, Kisna, along with his friends, try to solve every problem with wit and valour.